Leak Detection

Water leak detection company

National Home Repairs thermal imaging leak detection service can help to find a leak in its earliest stages. Water leaks from burst pipes or household appliances can be left undiscovered for months, resulting in property and contents damage.

State of the art leak detection technology

Our reliable thermal imaging cameras can detect the source of water leaks by exploring differences in surface temperatures. The difference in temperatures helps the National Home Repairs team to locate the exact source of the leak and the thermal imaging camera can even identify water leaks from buried pipes.

How the leak detection process works

As soon as a water leak has been detected, the National Home Repairs team will develop a leak damage restoration programme so that we can return your property back to its pre-incident condition with minimal disruption to you. Our reliable fully qualified technicians will support you every step of the way.

Why is it important to discover a leak early?

In the early stages the damage from a leak may be minimal. But over time more and more damage will be done and some of it may not be immediately obvious. Your insurance company may argue against repairing all of the damage caused by a leak if they feel you have not taken action quickly enough to reduce the damage!

Is leak detection covered by my insurance?

*Unlike damage repair or restoration from fire damage, water damage, flood damage, storm damage and impact damage, leak detection is not a service paid for by your insurance company.

Leak detection is an additional service that National Home Repairs offer, complementing our range of other services. However, this is a chargeable service to the customer because insurance companies will only pay out for the damage caused by a water leak not the detection of the leak itself.

However if you have what is known as Trace and access in your policy, you may be covered for our leak detection service.

However it is very important that you try and find the source of a leak quickly! See the “Why is it important to discover a leak early?” section above.

How to find a water leak

This section will provide you with handy tips on how to find a water leak in your property to prevent water damage.

Case Studies

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Burst Water Tank
A burst 50 gallon water tank caused mains water to run through a 2 bedroom house undetected for 2 days.

Fire at Estate Agents
A fire caused by a faulty electrical socket in a kitchenette caused extensive smoke damage.

Water Damaged Property
Letting Agents in Hertford asked us to visit one of their landlords property which had been affected by water damage.

Bathroom Water Leak
We had a call from a distressed shop owner who had water coming through her ceiling when she opened up on a Saturday morning.


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